Say it isn’t so. Please. According to the New Orleans-based examiner.com, the National Rifle Association has endorsed the re-election campaign of U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid. Excuse me; I have to run to the restroom for a little Technicolor® yawn. Seriously, has the NRA taken leave of their ever-lovin’ minds? Apparently. And as one of their newest Life Members, I am seriously ticked off about this. Here’s the 411 on this surreal moment, straight out of a Rod Serling nightmare . . .
The NRA is a one-trick pony – a single-issue organization that is apparently somewhat myopic about . . . um . . .anything else. As the article rightly points out, gun rights are important. But if we lose everything else, what does it matter?
Getting rid of Reid is a priority for the Tea Partiers – as well it should be. Reid has been more than willing to carry water for Team Obama. He’s made it possible for the Senate to pass more progressive legislation in a shorter period of time than at any point in history.
So if our economy crumbles under a carbon tax/cap and trade scheme, the burden of confiscatory taxes, non-existant border security, and a rising tide of illegal aliens, what does the NRA care? As long as Reid is friendly to the NRA’s single issue, they’re good to go.
Now I’m not a lawyer (nor do I play one on TV), but it strikes me as incredibly stupid to look at gun laws and not consider the overall picture. Reid and his cronies are busy shafting capitalism, and turning America in the next big Socialist state. If the country throws incumbents like Reid out, the march to Socialism can be slowed, stopped, and perchance, reversed. With Reid & Co. large and in charge, there’s not a chance we’ll avoid losing rights we hold dear. And like Pastor Martin Niemöller‘s famous WWII statement, I think if that happens, the NRA epitaph will read something like this:
“THEY CAME FIRST for our Banks,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Bank.
THEN THEY CAME for the Car Manufacturers,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Car Manufacturer.
THEN THEY CAME for the Doctors and Insurance Companies,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Physician, Pharmacy company or Insurance Agent.
THEN THEY CAME for my gun rights
and by that time no one was left to speak up.”